Well, seeing that Finland seems to be doubling it's representation on this forum once every month, we better get some decent information here quick. We'll rule this place in no time
Very good tips Zoey. Especially the mold part. I am about to give up with those and just order some online. Can you get some cheese wax from a pharmacy? They told me they only have candle wax.
I will add a few.
Thermometer/hydrometer (digital). You can buy one relatively cheap from Clas Ohlson. The wireless model and the model and the model with an external sensor only go to 95% (returned them both). Also, the external sensor is only
for the temperature.
Liquid rennet. I have bought some from K-market (Kamppi, Helsinki). Several grocery stores have told me they used to have some, but not anymore.
Citric acid. Pharmacy or Melkko home brew suppile store.
Cheese cloth. Eurokangas. (Any other?) They have two strengths.
Small scale. Ostox.fi sells these scales that have 0.01g precision. One is on the shopping list.
Stuff that can't
be found (by me, at least): molds, lipase, calcium chloride (does Finnish milk need this stuff?), cultures & molds, tiny measuring spoons (Chez Marius sells a set, smallest is 1/4tsp). Tips welcome.
Do you use self-made cultures or buy ready cultures?